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Thousands of Haiti's buildings destroyed by earthquake

Homes affected by an earthquake are seen in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Wednesday. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday.

People take up shelter in Haiti's parks after quake

People sit at a park a day after the destructive earthquake in downtown Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods.

People search for survivors under rubble in Haiti

People search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building the day after an earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday flattened the president's palace, the cathedral, hospitals, schools, the main prison and whole neighborhoods.

Missouri men's basketball player Zaire Taylor vs. Texas Tech

Missouri's Zaire Taylor, left, drives past Texas Tech's Brad Reese in the Tigers' 94-89 overtime victory Wednesday night in Lubbock, Texas.

Missouri women's basketball player watches the court

Missouri's Christine Flores watches the court during Wednesday's 65-50 loss against Kansas State.

Missouri women's basketball players play defense

Missouri's Marissa Scott, left, and RaeShara Brown defend against Taelor Karr of Kansas State during the Tigers' 65-50 loss to the Wildcats on Wednesday evening at Mizzou Arena.

Firefighters train for ice rescues

Lt. Keith Dothage of the Columbia Fire Department zips up a Mustang Survival suit before entering the water as part of an ice rescue training exercise on Wednesday afternoon. The suit not only provides insulation from frigid waters, but also gives the firefighter neutral buoyancy in the water.

Columbia firefighters perform ice rescue training

Columbia firefighters Lester Shewmake, left, and Jim Pasley, right are pulled out of the water by fellow firefighters during an ice rescue training exercise outside of Bass Pro Shops on Wednesday afternoon. The firefighters took turns acting as both the victim and the rescuer during the exercise.

Columbia firefighters practice ice rescues

Lt. Klifton Bullard, center, of the Columbia Fire Department instructs other firefighters on the techniques they will use during an ice rescue training exercise outside of Bass Pro Shop on Wednesday afternoon. The warmer temperatures that followed the bitter cold last week afforded the firefighters perfect conditions to conduct ice rescue training for the first time in more than two years.

'Window Pains': Talking to the cast

Director Angela Howard gives the cast of "Window Pains" notes on how not to turn their body profiles to the audience during the intermission of a technical rehearsal on Monday evening.

'Window Pains': Stephen ignores his sister

Stephen, played by Jacob Huskey, 15, tunes out his sister, Stacy, played by Emily Parks, 16, during a technical rehearsal of "Window Pains" put on by Performing Arts in Children's Education. The play, written by Columbia playwright Hartley Wright, addresses the effects of autism on families.

Houses offer glimpse into Columbia's history

Built in the colonial revival style, the John and Elizabeth Taylor House already is listed individually on the National Historic Register. John Taylor, who built the house around 1909, owned a music shop, a garage and a car dealership downtown.

New gizmo to aid Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force

The Universal Forensics Extraction Device, or UFED, is manufactured by CelleBrite, a leading company in the transfer and backup of mobile content. The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force will use the device to copy cell phone data that might be useful in its investigations.

Latest rescues

Pam Pearn checks in a carrier of dogs brought in to the Central Missouri Humane Society by the Animal Health Division of the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The animals were rescued from a dog hoarder, a pet lover who got out of hand, from north of Columbia.

Check-in line

Humane Society employee Julie Aber, center, holds a yellow lab mix for check-in as Carmen Skelly, right, an animal cruelty task force investigator for the Humane Society, carries in another mixed breed during a drop-off of 28 dogs from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The dogs were rescued from a dog hoarder north of Columbia.

Dog intakes double

The Central Missouri Humane Society received a drop-off of 28 dogs on Monday, rescued by the Animal Health Division of the Missouri Department of Agriculture from a dog hoarder, a pet lover who got out of hand. Intakes of dogs from the Department of Agriculture doubled in 2009 compared to years past because of the state's initiative to crack down on irresponsible dog breeders and owners.

Poodle vaccination

Animal care counselor Megan Burnam gives a vaccine to a miniature poodle during intake of 28 dogs rescued from a dog hoarder located north of Columbia.

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Gary Kespohl

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Karl Skala

Missouri men's basketball player J.T. Tiller

The Missouri men's basketball team will be depending on the leadership of seniors J.T. Tiller, center, Zaire Taylor, left, and Keith Ramsey, right, to help it maintain its poise in its upcoming Big 12 road games. “Just knowing the environment playing on the road in the Big 12, and you just have to have a strong mental game to play in these types of atmospheres,” Tiller said.
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